In 2014, the creators of Fluentd were working at Treasure Data solving problems around high-scale data collection and processing from multiple sources — such as applications, infrastructure and network devices. With the explosion of containerized microservices and IoT, they recognized a need for a lighter-weight log processor for use in constrained environments like Embedded Linux.
Soon they launched Fluent Bit as an open source project. Released under the Apache 2.0 license, Fluent Bit was quickly adopted by users and is now downloaded millions of times per day. It is a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) graduated project under the Fluent umbrella.
Calyptia is hatched
Eduardo Silva and Anurag Gupta launched Calyptia to support the rapidly growing community and to help organizations with their observability challenges. Today, Calyptia provides Fluent Bit-based products and services that enhance and integrate with organizations’ existing observability tools.